As a Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg fan, I was dismayed to learn from Adam Kilgore’s June 1 Sports article “Strasburg injury clouds Nats’ win against Atlanta” that Mr. Strasburg uses chewing tobacco. The use of chewing tobacco may greatly increase the risk of many serious health problems, including oral, esophageal and other types of cancer. As role models for many baseball fans, especially young ones, and for their own good health, Mr. Strasburg and other Major League Baseball players need to be apprised of the potential hazards of this unhealthy habit and should cease their use of chewing tobacco.

George L. Deyman, Annandale